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George Osborne

Chancellor of the Exchequer (2010-2016)

A principled leader who served as the chief financial minister in the British Government, George Osborne offers a unique perspective on fiscal and monetary policy and the future of Britain in the current global economic landscape.

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A principled leader who served as the chief financial minister in the British Government, George Osborne offers a unique perspective on fiscal and monetary policy and the future of Britain in the current global economic landscape.

Appointed to serve as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2010 as the United Kingdom was facing economic crisis, George Osborne cut government spending, cut business taxes and reduced regulation, leading to the dramatic improvement of the British economy. By the time he left office in 2016, he had the strongest growth record in the G7 and the employment rate was at an all-time high. In addition, Osborne oversaw major reforms, including the forging of a new relationship with China, the regeneration of the north of England through the “Northern Powerhouse” and an overhaul of the UK pension and welfare systems.   

After being appointed to his second term, Osborne was given the additional title of First Secretary of State from 2015 to 2016. A leading figure of the Conservative Party, in 2001 he was the youngest Conservative MP elected to the House of Commons. As a member of Parliament, he championed the social change and progress that led to a period of strong economic growth in Britain. As a modern and renowned global leader, he offers authentic and forward-thinking analysis of the world’s most complex economic issues, and the way forward for Britain and the world economy.

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